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Articles by: Dr Asma Anjum Khan

Jab We Lynched: From Rioters Democratic Inc. 

Jab We Lynched: From Rioters Democratic Inc. 

  #NaseeruddinShah #Democracy #Lynch #Riots  #Riot-Bhais #JNU #Islam #Spain #Boss #GotoPakistan #Allizzwell        [ An attempt to know,  if people of all hues and garden variety are one and the same on the Lynch Stage? ] Like a good patriotic citizen   I always try to live in my own cowardly shell, habitually pretending, all izz well. May God really send[Read More…]

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Dictionary of Ache Din

Dictionary of Ache Din

#Sarcasm #AcheDin # TukdeTukdeGang # KanhaiyaKumar #ShehlaRashid #2002Gujarat #AntiNational #PuducherrykoVanakkam! #Demonetisation#MunnkiBaat This fledgling attempt at writing is a tribute to the flexibility of our language in general and in particular to the words that have been newly minted crisped dried suuned and presented for use for the general consumption of our ever gullible public. Since 16th of May, 2014, our[Read More…]

Badi Ammi:  Educationist Mrs.Fatima Anees 

Badi Ammi:  Educationist Mrs.Fatima Anees 

It seemed Badi Ammi was going to live forever. We were so used to her. The shore that tells you to traipse along braving the storms,  helps you comprehend your mess, allows you to walk over it, the rock you know is there to push you to learn to lean on your own shoulders and not anyone else’s, the proverbial[Read More…]

Saving Muslim Women? An Open Letter to AIMPLB

Saving Muslim Women? An Open Letter to AIMPLB

Respected AIMPLB members, Be it the women rallies taken out by AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) throughout the country abruptly stopped, the sudden ” Deen Bachao, Desh bachao” rally in Patna, the announcement of Darul Qazas or the  conduct of the board-member, Mr.Aijaz Qasmi, you have been quite in the  news, for all the wrong reasons. The old[Read More…]

Muslim Icons of India: A Brief Dialogue

Muslim Icons of India: A Brief Dialogue

Sagarika Ghosh congratulated  poet Javed Akhtar  and Shabana Azmi for being the voices of  progressive democratic liberal Muslims, (without trying to be Sarkari tokens for Hindu Rashtra), lighting the path for Indian Muslims and adding as if an afterthought, in fact for all citizens. Someone countered; Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi can’t be taken as representative Muslims for they have[Read More…]

An Open Letter To Rahul Gandhi

An Open Letter To Rahul Gandhi

  Dear Rahul,   ( A Tryst with Congress? ) Felt like writing to you after your being hailed as the new messiah of Indian secularism. Today you charm the youth and warm our hearts. This new avatar is refreshing, what with your carrying your own luggage, standing in an airport queue, watching Star Wars or wishing a grandma happy b’day.[Read More…]

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Gauri Lankesh

Protesting In A Meaningful Way

  My Lord, May I protest?  How to Protest? That is the question! “Anger is a negative emotion, but to feel a right anger and to the right degree and to the right person is a righteous action,” Aristotle the Master of Metaphor, states. But did he also tell us ‘how to’ of expressing that anger? Or say, Protest. Protest[Read More…]

The WhatsApp Republic: Unfriending Saudi King Salman And Learning To Be Politically Savvy

The WhatsApp Republic: Unfriending Saudi King Salman And Learning To Be Politically Savvy

Our mornings earlier started with roosters crowing, loud gurgles of the old neighbor, swoosh-swoosh of water flowing (If it is flowing from the taps for the few lucky Indians.) or the sweet sweeps of large brooms cleaning the front-yards. Gone are those backward days. Now our Ache din start with screechy Good mornings, from our phones as early in the[Read More…]